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The team

 

Alexandra Fitzsimmons

Founder and CEO

Alexandra studied maths at the University of Cambridge. Since then, she has spent almost a decade working in museums and creative media – for example, working directly with visitors on family activities at the V&A, and as an international exhibition design consultant. Alexandra is a Fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs. When not running Maths on Toast, she teaches Museum Studies as part of the MSc Science Communication at Imperial College London.

Nathalie Meghriche

Administration Manager

Nathalie has worked in administration and project management roles within the arts & culture sector for 10 years and in the charity sector as a volunteer manager for 4 years.

Francesca Piacentini

Events & Schools Manager

Francesca started her professional life as a primary school teacher. She now leads family maths events for Maths on Toast, and has also worked for a number of other heritage and community organisations.

Trustees

Dr Alison Clark-Wilson is a former secondary school mathematics teacher who is now a Principal Research Associate at UCL Institute of Education where she researches technology use in education.  Alison is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and co-convenes the Mathematics Education Special Interest Group for the British Educational Research Association. Alison has spent her professional life in mathematics education and she firmly believes that everyone can learn to think mathematically, especially when the mathematics creeps up on them in unexpected ways!

Gemma Mann works for an international publishing and education organisation and previously worked in the creative and museum sector. After reading history at Birkbeck, Gemma completed her MA with a focus on education and the teaching of history. Gemma has had first-hand experience of Maths on Toast engagement projects before being appointed as a Trustee.  Gemma is a strong supporter of creative learning and an advocate for the need to change negative perceptions of maths, and understands the need to promote positive attitudes to help overcome issues such as maths anxiety.

Krystle McGilvery is a full time Finance Manager for a start-up Tech company. She sits on the CIMA Central London volunteer committee, who provide networking opportunities keeping students and members up to date. She is keen on increasing the financial literacy of those entering adulthood, and is working to provide opportunities for people to learn. With this in mind, she teaches mathematics to prepare those seeking to improve or develop their skills for a number of different reasons.

Holly McGivern is an experienced people and budget manager. She works for a Central London Council, where her specialisms include social housing and systems thinking. Her previous work tackling overcrowding in council tenancies resulted in what is now nationally recognized as a good practice approach to this area of work. Holly also has an interest in American literature and two cats.

Reena O’Neill is a marketing communications professional with nearly 20 years experience spanning social enterprise, charity, public and commercial sector organisations. Over her career, she has redeveloped a large number of website, microsites and intranets for organisations and campaigns. She now works as a freelance website consultant for That Web Person Limited advising clients on user experience principles and practices to improve the user journey and achieve their website goals. She has a range of clients including University College London.

Sophie Smith Sachdeva is a freelance arts and heritage professional, who has recently founded a small press. Sophie has previously worked for Arts Council England, for the Story Museum in Oxford, and for international design consultancy Event Communications. Sophie also writes poetry and speaks Chinese.

Dr Paul Wilmott studied mathematics at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, where he also received his DPhil. He has written several textbooks on the mathematics of derivatives and risk management and is the publisher of a popular finance website and a bimonthly magazine.